Alastair Daniel and The Story Tent ceased professional touring after more than twelve years working in schools in the UK and the Low Countries in 2010. Alastair is currently Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Winchester where he hopes to develop his academic interest in storytelling and enthuse future teachers with a love of story.


The Story Tent project came out of Alastair Daniel’s use of storytelling as a teaching strategy with children with profound emotional and behavioural difficulties. He found that storytelling (as contrasted with story-reading) provided a unique method of drawing children, who often had difficulties the imaginative play, into new worlds. For over twelve years the unique Story Tent style combined physicalisation, puppets, masks, costumes, artifacts, rhymes and songs with traditional and literary texts - students were encouraged to enjoy and participate fully in the retelling of traditional and classic tales to develop English language skills.


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